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How to cook Pizza with your coffee maker

If I was only allowed to eat one course for the rest of my life, it sure would be pizza. The pizza works every time! If you’re  on a picnic, having a party, as a thank you food after forcing your friends to help you move into a new apartment, as breakfast, warm or cold, as a snack and especially when you are hung over. So I was a bit nervous that I couldn’t make it in the coffee maker. Guess what? It worked great! Dan actually made his pizza the traditional way, and I made my pizza on the coffee maker. Mine tasted way better than his (OK, Dan. Lets agree to disagree on this one.).

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Time

Approximately 3 hours for one mini pizza

Ingredients

It’s hard to write an exact recipe for a mini pizza, it such small amounts. The dough is a recipe for a large pizza, which you may divide into smaller pieces. It is also possible to freeze the pizza dough.

Pizza dough (for many mini pizzas)
50 g yeast
1 teaspoon salt (preferably sea salt flavored with rosemary)
A pinch of sugar
3 cups water
0.5 ml olive oil
9 cups flour
butter

Tomato sauce (also very small amounts)
Passata
Tomato paste
Pepper
Frozen herb mixture

Topping (for two or three mini pizzas)
½ small onion
1 can of tuna
1 tsp Mango Chutney
Grated cheese
Feta cheese
Peanuts
Curry
Salt
Pepper
Oil
Pizza Seasoning

Instructions

Mix the yeast, salt, sugar, oil and lukewarm water in a bowl. Stir it so that it blends properly. Stir in about 8 cups flour (a little at a time) so that the dough becomes smooth. Prover the dough in the bowl under a cloth in a half hour. Take a piece of dough, about the size of a golf ball, and knead it thoroughly on a floured surface. Add more flour if dough is too sticky. Flatten this properly and shape it so that it fits coffee boils plate.

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Like a professional!

Start the coffee maker. Pour just a small amount of oil directly on the plate, and heat it properly – about 10 minutes. Place the thin pizza base on the tray and roast for about fifteen minutes on both sides, or until it has a nice color and are no longer doughy. Remove the pizza bottom and wipe off the coffee boiling plate.

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Pour a dash of oil in the pot as you warm for about 15 minutes. Chop the onion in the meantime and fry all of it in the coffee can for about 25 minutes.

Now it’s time to fix up the tomato sauce! Mix in a little tomato puree along with the passed tomatoes and season with pepper and herb mix. Stir. Easy peasy!

Mix the tuna, mango chutney, curry and cheese (or whatever you wish to have on your pizza) in the pot along with the onion. Fry this in the coffee can half an hour. Stir occasionally. Season with salt and pepper.

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Fry topping in can.

Spread a layer of tomato sauce on the pizza base and the tuna topping. Sprinkle the pizza spice and peanuts. Serve with a fresh salad and a cold beer. Omnomnomnom.
how to cook food with your coffee maker

I ♥ Pizza.

What course would you choose to eat for the rest of your life if you had to?

Photo: Dan Sörensen.

Creamy avocado soup

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Time

1.5 hours

Ingredients

2 avocados
2 cups whipping cream
Juice of half a lemon
1 tsp green curry paste
2 cups of water
1/2 vegetable bouillon cube
1 handful of shrimps

Instructions

Peel and scoop out the avocado meat. Put it in the coffee can and add cream, lemon juice and curry paste. Mix this until it’s smooth. Place the coffee maker can on the plate, pour water into the machine, the bouillon into the hopper (?) and turn on the coffee maker. Coffee maker boil the avocado soup for about an hour.

Pour into a bowl and spice the soup with a bit of zest left over.

Turn off the coffeemaker.

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Mix it all up.

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Boily boily.

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Matching nail polish… Beautiful!

Foto: Dan Sörensen.

Alternative cooking devices

You probably know by now that the coffee maker is an excellent little machine to cook food with. I’ve also tried some other appliances just for fun. One of the first one was the toaster. It was many, many years ago I heard that it works just fine to roast fish sticks in a toaster, haven’t you heard that as well? Well it doesn’t work just fine. Of all the thingies I’ve cooked with, the toaster is by far the worst one. When me and Dan first were dating I borrowed his toaster when he was away somewhere. I wanted to try an experiment… Which kitchenware cooks fish sticks best of a toaster and a coffee maker?

Clear winner:The coffee maker.

The fish sticks fell into the toaster, you can’t clean a toaster, everything after fish stick toaster cooking will smell like fish sticks. Eventually the toaster will start to smoke heavily and you’ll have to throw it away. I still owe Dan a toaster.

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This is how the fish sticks looked like after toaster cooking. Rest of them fell into the toaster.

Nuff said about the worthless toaster. Let’s go on to the next alternative cooking supply – the iron.

I got invited to a Swedish TV-show and they wanted me to do a whole easter buffet in live TV. I tried to tell them that it takes a really long time to cook in a coffee maker so they said i could use 10 different coffee makers and a couple of irons. Crazy! I turned the invitation down (and they got furious!!) but I got curious about the iron cooking. Was at my parents’ place at the time and since they had forbidden me from cooking in their washing machine I figured that it was OK that I borrowed their iron (they were at work).

I’ll show you more from the recipe in another post, but the preparations looked something like this.

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Wanted to put oil in the water thingy so you could spray the burger with it, but since it wasn’t my iron I didn’t do it.

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Looks yummie, doesn’t it?! It wasn’t. (the bread was old). But it worked!

Next one – the dishwasher.
Before I started to cook in my coffee maker I tried to cook salmon in foil in the dishwasher and it came out perfect! Put the salmon (or other fish) in foil, maybe together with vegetables and onion, season and add some olive oil and then put it in the dishwasher. When the dish is clean the fish is ready. Also made another recipe not so long ago with minced meat. Will show you that as well in another post later on.
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Freshly out from the dishwasher

And you can bake for example cinnamon buns in a bread roaster…
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These were super delicious. Recipe another time… ;)

I tried to use a vacuum cleaner once, but more as an accessory to the coffee maker:
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Sous vide cooking with coffee maker and vacuum cleaner!

And now we continue with all the different hair devices.
The hair dryer (also accessory):
how to cook food with your coffee maker

Chili roasted pecans. Great recipe that I will show you more about in later post.

The hair curler:

 cooking with your coffee maker

cooking with your coffee maker

Baked a couple of different kinds of breads with the hair curler. This is the “Lussesnurra”. This is a Swedish (I think) christmas bread.

And we also have the hair straightener:
 
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Great for baking breads.

And my favorite hair device – the hair waffler:

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coffee machine cuisine

I like this picture because my arm pit looks like a girl’s vagina.

I think that’s all the alternative cooking devices for now (and you’ll get all of these recipes in later posts. ). As you can see I’ve cooked with lots of stuff. But none of the above are as good and versatile as this little fellow… The coffee maker!
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Which one would you like to try? I would really like to cook in a washing machine…

Photo: Dan Sörensen.

The cat date

We have three cats, the old one Gucci, the talkative Iggy and Zappa – the crazy one. Iggy is kind of the glue which holds together the little cat family. Both Gucci and Zappa has Iggy as BFF and because of this they all have to socialize with each other. To bring together Gucci and Zappa closer we planned a lovely dinner just for Gucci and Zappa, without Iggy, so they might be able to get closer to each other.

And gosh what a nice time they had! Many good laughs and they really hit it on a deeper level.

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Time

4 hours

Ingredients

2 carrots
Some liver
1 dash of oil
2 egg yolks
2 shot glasses of cat milk

Instructions

Chop the carrots into small pieces (carrots takes a long time to cook in the coffee maker) and put them in the can. Pour water into the brewer and turn on the coffee machine. Coffee maker cook them until they are thoroughly soft. Pour off most of the water and mash down the carrots to a smooth purée.

Dash a little oil on the coffee maker plate and let it be crazy hot. Throw the pieces of liver and coffee maker sauté until they are done. I don’t know really what it means to “sauté” but i think it works here.

Crack the egg and discard the whites. Whisk the yolks thoroughly and now the sauce is finished!

Plate for a cozy dinner and serve the liver pieces with the purée, the egg sauce and a lukewarm glass cat milk.

how to cook food with your coffee maker

Cook for half an eternity.

how to cook food with your coffee maker

Chop up liver to little cat bites.

how to cook food with your coffee maker

This smells awful.

how to cook food with your coffee maker

Egg whites aren’t good for cat tummies! So get rid of that.

how to cook food with your coffee maker

The plating is always important.

how to cook food with your coffee maker

What a handsome little fellow. Not even Gucci could resist his charm.

Foto: Dan Sörensen.

One hour caramel

 I’m obsessed with caramel. Made lot’s of different coffee maker made caramel types but this is the one I fancy the most. 

This recipe is “usually” called five minutes caramel, but if you make it in a coffee maker it’s called one hour caramel.
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Time

1 hour

Ingredients

2 tbsp butter
1½ dl sugar
2 tbsp cacao
4 tbsp syrup

Instructions

Put butter in the coffee maker can and start your coffee maker. When the butter is melted you can add the rest of the ingredients. Let it chug there for a while, approximately 45 minutes. Stir every now and then. It’s not supposed to have sugar crystals. Turn off the coffee maker when it’s done.
Pour the caramel onto for example oven paper. When it’s cooled down for a bit you can split it up with a knife and even wrap it into some forms. I never do that because i mouth it all instantly…
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One of the problems with having three cats. They’re always cat photo bombing.

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Coffee maker cook until the crystals are gone. And just a little bit more after that.

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AAH!! It’s so yummie!

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You want some?

Photo: Dan Sörensen

Picnic sticks

This is an easy coffee maker made dish and prefect picnic food! So lets start with this recipe.

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Time

45 min

Ingredients

Bread
Cocktail tomatoes
Baby mozzarella
Basil leaves
Garlic
Butter
Olive oil
Balsam vinegar
Chili flakes

Instructions

Start the coffee maker. Put butter on the frying pan and press garlic over. When it’s melted all you have to do is fry the bread until it gets a golden color on all sides and gets crispy and nice. Turn off the coffee maker.
Place bread, mozzarella, tomatoes, basil on small sticks. At last sprinkle chili flakes and a couple of dashes of balsam vinegar and olive oil over.
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Photo: Dan Sörensen.

How to cook food with your coffee maker

Now I’ll show you some basic instructions in how you can cook your food in the coffee maker!

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Of course it’s possible to cook stuff in a coffee maker. Some of you probably prefer to cook your coffee but you can do lots of other stuff as well. The fastest way is when you just uses water to cook in. Put the ingredients in the can and water in the brewer. Then the ingredients will start to cook. Yeah, it will take some time but it works.
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Coffee maker cooking

If you’re going to make liquid stuff that contains other ingredients than water it takes a more time. For example spaghetti sauce, creamy soups or caramel have to be warmed up from the heater, you can’t put those liquids in the brewer. Think about that so you don’t cook very big portions. It will take forever.
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Coffee maker made avocado soup 

You get the basic cooking in the can part now, don’t you? 

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Some things should be well done, or close to well done, when it’s served. The best example must be chicken, but also bacon and other meat. Even things like pancakes that’s not supposed to be doughy. And bread! 
With or without butter/oil put the stuff directly on the heater and then wait. Bacon takes for example around 45 minutes to cook.
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Don’t forget to turn the food around every now and then, otherwise it will burn.

Clear as a cristal! Or “Klart som korvspad” like we say in Sweden.

Coffee maker can frying

If you don’t have to fry stuff really hard then can frying is a good option. It is exactly what it sounds like, you fry things in the can. It’s not as sticky as frying directly on the heater and easier to clean. But only for things that don’t need a roasting surface. If you are going to fry vegetables this is a good choice.
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Coffee maker can frying

I think we can call this the basics in coffee maker cooking. Did I mention that it takes a long time? I think so but it’s worth mentioning again.

Some other fun tips

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This part is perfect for mussels steaming (if you cook the water through the brewer).

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The mussel steamer also works as a strainer. Or to put spices in.

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Just clean the can and heater like you clean your other food cooking instruments. Don’t forget to pull out the cable first (when you wash the heater in the sink).

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The can is also warm and comfy to sleep on when the christmas caramel takes a forever to cook…

Well I think that’s enough for now! Some other day I’ll show you how to cook with a dishwasher, iron, toaster, waffling iron, hair curler, hair straightener etc. Yup those are some of the other things I’ve been cooking on.
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“Teh meat smells purrfect!”

Happy coffee maker cooking!

Photos: Dan Sörensen.

The idea

My name is Katja and I’m the Swedish coffee maker chef, or as we say in Sweden – “Kaffekokarkock” (it even says so on my business card). I live with my boyfriend Dan (who takes all of the great pictures for this blog) in Gothenburg and we have three cats, Gucci, Iggy and Zappa. Yup, we are a crazy cat couple.

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This is the story of this blog.

I used to live in a dorm back in 2009 and I didn’t have a kitchen in my room. But since my grandma recently died I had her old coffee maker there. One day I tried to make the typical student food, noodles, in the coffee maker and it worked perfectly! Until that day I never liked to cook but then and there I wanted to try what other recipes I could make in the coffee maker. Now many years have gone by and I’ve cooked pizzas, pastas, cat food (of course), shellfish soup, testicle tacos (this was really a good one), cakes, breads, burgers, swedish meatballs, pig tail soup… Pretty much everything in my old coffee maker. 

I met Dan when my coffee maker experiment was about half a year old. Fortunate for me he thought it was a fun experiment and since he’s an excellent photographer and designer we also created and published a book on the subject called Kaffekokarkokboken. Kaffekokarkokboken.blogg.se is the Swedish version of Coffee machine cuisine on which I’ve been blogging since that spring in the dorm back in 2009.

cooking with your coffee maker

cooking with your coffee maker

The Swedish book Kaffekokarkokboken

I love to use nasty looking ingredients that looks cool rather than taste good. Oh! The Swedish version of the blog  won Food Blog of the Year in Sweden 2010 and the book gets loads of great reviews. Maybe the recipes aren’t the most tasty ones but that’s not really the point. It’s supposed to be more of a creative, feel good thing and encourage people to have fun and do whatever makes them happy.

Cat stuff and cooking in my coffee maker are a couple of my things.